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Which Companies Produce Aircraft Tyres?  
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4283 times:

I don't think this has been asked before, so I'm making the question. The only two companies I know who make aircraft tyres (for commercial airliners) are Goodyear and Michelin. Are there other companies who produce aircraft tyres (e.g. Continental (the German tyre manufacturer, not to be confused with CO))?

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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

Thompson makes aircraft tires and bridgestone...

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User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4245 times:

and Goodyear of course  Smile


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

Our E190's originally came with Dunlop tires. The fleet was converted to Michelin since.


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6388 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

Nokia (yes, the Finnish conglomerate famous for their cell phones) also makes aircraft tires.

I wish I had snapped a picture of the FW-190 with Nokia tires on the main landing gear at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in MMV...  Sad

Also, for GA aircraft, McCreary Tire & Rubber Co. (famous for making reproduction period tires for vintage American cars) also manufacturers tires...

BFGoodrich Aerospace used to manufacture tires as well, however I think after Michelin acquired BF Goodrich, they changed the branding on all of BF Goodrich's aircraft tires to Michelin.



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4208 times:

Amazingly, a Google search of "aircraft tires" (or "tyres") yields numerous results.


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

Interesting. I always thought it was more of a duopoly between Goodyear and Michelin. Thanks so far for the responses.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

Dunlop are a fairly large player, their factory is just a few miles from where I live - drive past and you'll often see a multitude of tyres; all shapes and sizes sat out in their yards. The name is synonymous with Birmingham, their former manufacturing location and warehouse, known as "Fort Dunlop" is now being redeveloped by Urban Splash into office space, hotels and apartments - very nice they look too!


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